USN-1683-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1683-1

10th January, 2013

linux vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


The system could be made to leak sensitive system information.

Software description

  • linux - Linux kernel


A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of script execution
when module loading is enabled. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to
cause a leak of kernel stack contents.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.32-45-generic 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc-smp 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-ia64 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-lpia 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-preempt 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-sparc64-smp 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-virtual 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-sparc64 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-generic-pae 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-server 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-386 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc64-smp 2.6.32-45.102
linux-image-2.6.32-45-versatile 2.6.32-45.102

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.